News Conference on 104th pilot found dead

The pilot was found at 5:00 p.m. Thursday

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Col. James Keefe of the 104th Firghter Wing held a news conference Thursday night confirming the death of the missing pilot.

Watch the video above to hear from Col. Keefe with the latest information that has been made available.

he 104th Fighter Wing pilot went missing after the F-15C Eagle fighter jet he was flying crashed in a remote region near Deerfield Valley, Virginia around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Members from the 104th Fighter Wing in Westfield went to Virginia late Tuesday night to assist police and rescue crew in the search. Major Matthew Mutti said rescue teams were using a C-26 aircraft from Syracuse and a HC-130 aircraft early Thursday morning.

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